Asteroid Deflector deflection

An asteroid years away on a collision trajectory, maybe deflected possibly by a simple process of sunlight. The deflector material could be deposited on the asteroids surface by transporting a rocket and unleashing a small explosive charge or compressed gas inside i.e. very fine aluminium powder, dry white paint particles or any material with good reflective properties and inserted in the asteroids path. The rocket payload should detonate as the asteroid approached the cloud of inflated reflective material. Timed detonation is crucial as the cloud should be just larger than the asteroid.

An alternative method by way of orbiting this material around the asteroid and discharging a cone shape blast towards the asteroid.
One cubic metre could approximately cover an area of 10,000 square mtres at 1/10,000 metre thickness .

Frank Gillings

My home town of Tynemouth, UK
Born in Blaydon on Tyne. UK

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